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 Develop skills to select, install, set up, test, fault-find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises. (Offered as an apprenticeship).

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Cairns, Mt Isa, Townsville Trade Training Centre

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Workplace/TAFE: up to 4 years per course / Block delivery on campus

Course details


  • Full Fee $1,696
  • Concession $678.40

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1300 656 959

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Key dates

Cairns Any time Block delivery on campus Workplace/TAFE
Mt Isa Any time Block delivery on campus Workplace/TAFE
Townsville Trade Training Centre Any time Block delivery on campus Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Minimum age: Entry into an apprenticeship is generally limited to individuals who are 16 years of age or older.  Queensland legislation applies age restrictions to particular apprenticeships and traineeships.  If you are under 18 years of age at the start date of your apprenticeship, your parent or guardian must sign the training contract.

Education: Levels of education that should be attained prior to entry into the apprenticeship may be recommended but these are not mandatory unless the levels are set in legislation. All TAFE apprentices are required to complete a literacy and numeracy test as part of their induction.  It is recommended that electrical apprentices have a high level of maths for entry into this qualification. Some apprentices may require appropriate bridging training to secure successful completion.

It is recommended that electrical apprentices telephone Apprenticeships Info on 13 38 73.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Mt Isa
165-179 Abel Smith Parade
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Townsville Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Townsville QLD 4818

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Heavy duty clothing suitable for the workshop - no particular colour
  • Steel capped work boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear plugs
  • Textbooks: Electrical Trade Principles & Electrotechnology practice; AS3000 – 2007 spiral bound; AS3008.1.1:2009 with amendments
  • Other Resources: Scientific calculator; set of drawing equipment including compass; scale rule 62mm; set squares and protractor; 2H and HB pencils; pens/biros and eraser; sheets of A2 drawing paper; A4 loose leaf notebook.


Cairns Campus: Stage 1: 3 blocks,10 weeks in total (4 weeks + 3 weeks + 3 weeks)
                            Stage 2: 2 blocks, 7 weeks in total (4 weeks + 3 weeks) 
                            Stage 3: 1 block, 3 weeks
                            Stage 4: Capstone, 1 week.
                            Class times: Monday - Wednesday 8.00am - 5.00pm, 
                            Thursday - 10.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.00am - 3.00pm.

Mt Isa Campus: Stage 1: 7 weeks 
                            Stage 2: 7 weeks
                            Stage 3: 6 weeks
                            Stage 4: 2 weeks Capstone: 1 week.
                            Class times: Monday - Wednesday, Friday 8.00am - 4.45pm, 
                            Thursday - 10.30am - 4.45pm.

Townsville Trade Training Centre: Stage 1: 2 blocks, 7 weeks in total (4 weeks + 3 weeks)
                                                           Stage 2: 2 blocks, 5 weeks in total (2 weeks + 3 weeks) 
                                                           Stage 3: 2 blocks, 6 weeks in total (3 weeks + 3 weeks)
                                                           Stage 4: 3 weeks Capstone: 1 day                                                                                                          

                               Class times: Monday - Wednesday, Friday 8.00am - 4.45pm, 
                               Thursday - 10.30am - 4.45pm.



UEENEEA112A Fabricate and assemble bus bars Elective Cairns
UEENEEA110A Assemble, mount and connect control gear and switchgear Elective Cairns
UEENEEG109A Develop and connect electrical control circuits Core
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector Core
UEENEEG108A Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits Core
UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations Core
UEENEEG106A Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits Core
UEENEEG105A Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations Core
UEENEEG104A Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations Core
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment Core
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications Core
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits Core
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components Core
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace Core
UEENEEE137A Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work Core
UEENEEG006A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines Core
UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits Core
UEENEEG103A Install low voltage wiring and accessories Core
UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits Core
UEENEEG063A Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations Core
UEENEEG033A Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits Core
UEENEEC020B Participate in electrical work and competency development activities Core
UEENEEF102A Install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services Elective Cairns / Mt Isa
UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace Elective Cairns / Townsville / Mt Isa
UEENEEC002B Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs Elective Townsville
UEENEEG120A Select and arrange equipment for special LV electrical installations Elective Townsville
UEENEEA113A Mount and wire control panel equipment Elective Mt Isa / Townsville
UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers Elective Mt Isa
UEENEEE009B Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes Elective Mt Isa / Townsville


Not all electives available at all campuses

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

A Student Administration Charge of $48.00 is applicable to all enrolments, paid once per calendar year.


UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician.  Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to apply for an electrical mechanic licence. Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will need to make an application for an electrical work licence if you want to perform electrical work in Queensland at Electrical Safety:

Electrical mechanic licence is an open electrical work licence. An electrical mechanic can perform all electrical work. Examples:

  • Install or change an overhead electrical line
  • Install electrical wiring
  • Repair any electrical equipment

Refer to Section 34 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 for more information on eligibility requirements for an electrical mechanic licence.

Job prospects

  • Electrician (General)

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  • received booking confirmed and got your Training Notice
  • checked your course cost and know which payment option is right for you (under the costs tab).
  • read the student rules and refund policy

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 8 March 2018

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